Phébus by Henri Boulanger Gray
Phébus by Henri Boulanger Gray

Phébus

Phébus c1898 by French Painter Henri Boulanger Gray (1858 – 1924); a poster designer and illustrator.

This is an advertising poster of the late 19th century that combine Greek mythology and the technology of the day, depicting with a young nude female angel flying down from the heavens reaching down toward a wheel that seems to have a miniature engine attached to it, being illuminated by the light of the heavens.

There is a large three layer starburst that transition from blue to white with speckles of white throughout, that illuminates the scene and that extends beyond and below the angel, with cloud like structures around the back of the starburst that tapers off into the blue sky.

Over the starburst, in large bold fancy letters is the title of the poster, which is another name for the ancient God Apollo in Greco-Roman mythology and that is the God of oracles, healing, archery, music and arts, sunlight, knowledge, herds and flocks, and protection of the young.

Apollo is one of the Olympian Deities in Classical Greek and Roman Religion as well as Greek and Roman mythology; and is the son of Zeus (chief god and god of the sky) and Leto (the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, and the sister of Asteria), and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

Finally in the scene is the word Paris; and the background of the poster is blue; and there are variations of the poster that have an aqua blue color background.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

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